View Full Version : Armed robber behind the wheel of self-driving Uber when it killed pedestrian

03-21-2018, 05:05 PM
This is the driver who was behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car when it hit and killed a pedestrian - in a mugshot taken when she was serving a felony sentence for attempted armed robbery.

Rafaela Vasquez, 44, was the 'safety driver' of the automated Volvo when it hit Elaine Herzberg, 49, on Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona.

She had two felony convictions when she was hired by Uber for its self-driving car trials in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.

Her January 2001 conviction for attempted armed robbery led to a five-year sentence of which she served more than four years, being freed in November 2004.

Vasquez attempted to rob a Blockbuster video store with an imitation firearm.

At the same time, Vasquez was convicted of unsworn falsification committed in 1999, meaning she made a false statement to a public officials, and received a concurrent one year sentence.

At the time she was known as Rafael and identified as male. It is not known when she transitioned to female.



Angry Old White Man
03-21-2018, 06:29 PM
Unfinished no doubt in my mind, why bother if you still look like this. You would think a woman would want to look better rather than like a man with five o clock shadow and BO

03-21-2018, 07:28 PM
Something that ugly comes toward me and I could cry like a baby and run, who knows how react in a situation like that?

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Dlr Pyro
03-21-2018, 09:36 PM
not looking good for uber.